David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

Tesla to bring Supercharging to urban areas, possible relief for apartment/condo dwelling EV owners

A single solitary sentence in Tesla’s announcement about doubling the Supercharger network could have a significant impact for urban-dwelling prospective electric car owners.  Those who live in “multi-unit-dwellings”, like apartment or condominium complexes, usually have a hard time finding charging.  Typically the landlord or home owners association puts up barriers…

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Reporting in from California’s Distributed Energy Future

The electricity grid is facing an interesting challenge:  Solar and Wind energy is catching on faster than expected, forcing a rapid change change in how the grid operates.  It’s extremely excellent that renewable electricity is growing so quickly, and in many places is directly cost competitive with fossil fuel electricity.  The problem…

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